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Come Dance with Nancy Hays

By Donuts and Pie Fitness / October 20, 2020 /

We had the pleasure of speaking and dancing with Nancy Hays. She is a talented dancer, singer, songwriter and entertainer who runs several different companies and websites. We doubt there is anything she cannot do. She has appeared on several TV shows as a dance instructor, (and even taught Mario Lopez how to Salsa!) and…

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Tell it Thursday How Did I Get Here? Once in a Lifetime

By Donuts and Pie Fitness / October 15, 2020 /

by Gretchen Zelek As I sit here preparing to write my first “Tell it Thursday” blog post-ever- the song Once in a Lifetime sung by the Talking Heads keeps playing in my head like an earworm.  Most everybody knows some of the lyrics to the song. And more than a few may even remember dancing…

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Chris & Parisa Shelton: QiGong for Mind, Body, Spirit

By Donuts and Pie Fitness / October 12, 2020 /

Today we speak with Chris and Parisa Shelton about their QiGong practice. Chris is a certified QiGong practitioner,  and with Parissa, they own Morning Crane Healing Arts Centers in San Jose CA, and Burbank CA.  Qigong (pronounced Chi Gung) is an ancient (5,000+-year-old) ancient practice that uses meditation, slow deliberate, intentional movements, and breathwork and…

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Tell it Thursday- “Stress is a Funny Thing” by Annie Gibbons

By Donuts and Pie Fitness / October 8, 2020 /

Stress is a funny thing. It just kind of creeps up on you!  I am a very healthy person. A personal trainer, I do yoga, run, eat well, learned to meditate and I have generally, my entire life, been aware of the need to take care of myself. Life will always bring us challenges, some…

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Ana Caban – Finding Your Purpose

By Donuts and Pie Fitness / October 5, 2020 /

Today meet Ana Caban, one of America’s leading Pilates instructors who has sold over 25 million dollars of fitness dvds and streaming workouts. Ana has been featured in many different media outlets; InStyle Magazine called her “a star Pilates instructor” and Martha Stewart Radio called her “the fitness guru to propel you into shape”. During…

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“Tell It Thursday” – A New Level of Loneliness by Kate Mahoney

By Donuts and Pie Fitness / October 1, 2020 /

When we received this email from Kate about how the pandemic had affected her, we knew we needed to share it with you. It is honest, raw, and real. A girlfriend of mine, ten years younger with three adorable young children, posted a picture of herself on Facebook, laughing while the kids jumped off the…

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Q & A With Jill Casty: An Art that Sings

By Donuts and Pie Fitness / September 28, 2020 /

Jill Casty’s words are insightful, mindful, smart, and passionate. Annie & Gretchen were fascinated by her.  For about a decade Jill Casty has alternated years of living and working in Italy, Mexico, and California. In recent years she has focused on unique sculptures with ensembles of brilliant, colorful fused glass and various metals. In the…

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Janice Jaicks of FitnessFest: Making the Pool Cool

By Donuts and Pie Fitness / September 21, 2020 /

Today we speak with Janice Jaicks founder of FitnessFest which is a user-friendly convention for people to learn, participate, and receive continuing education units.  Janice has been teaching water aerobics for 35 years. She teaches professionals how to teach various populations and people of all ages with a safe and effective program. Janice is bringing…

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Tom Jones Ultra -Endurance Athlete & Speaker “NEVER GIVE UP OR GIVE IN”

By Donuts and Pie Fitness / September 14, 2020 /

Annie & Gretchen had the privilege of interviewing Ultra-Endurance Athlete Tom Jones. NO, not the singer Tom Jones, but the other Tom Jones, a man who is just accomplished and who you should know about.  Some of Tom’s NOTABLE ATHLETIC ACCOMPLISHMENTS • 7-time kickboxing champion with 2 world titles • Ran the length of California…

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Gretchen and Annie on the Your Inspired Life Podcast with Ana Caban

By Donuts and Pie Fitness / September 9, 2020 /

Ana chats with fitness pros and creators of Donuts and Pie Fitness, Gretchen Zelek and Annie Gibbons, about gratitude, trying new things and aging enthusiastically.

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